HR Article series
The OAVT is announcing a new Human Resources initiative! We are in the process creating a valuable series of articles and resources with an HR theme.
We hope these articles will make a difference in the lives of RVTs by enhancing their abilities to succeed through the use of these tools. Each article in the series takes a step-by-step approach though common aspects of the ‘job journey’ including; setting a personal budget, reading and applying to job ads, interviewing, annual reviews, and the importance of CE.
Our aim is to give RVTs the tools to start open, fair, and productive conversations with their workplace. We want to help RVTs and their workplaces achieve their mutual goals by planning for the future together.
The articles will be released on an on-going basis.
There are many articles, resources, and tips out there for crafting a resume and cover letter that will get you an interview. One thing they all agree on is tailoring your resume and cover letter to the individual job. It may take more time, but will be worth it in the end!
Have you checked out the OAVT Job Board lately? At any given time, there are HUNDREDS of job opportunities for RVTs in Ontario. We want to help you ace your next job interview. RVT Martha Little of CDMV, who will also be speaking at the OAVT 2020 Conference in March, has some specific tips on how you can prepare for an upcoming interview.
RVTs complete CE because it is required to maintain their legal credential. The entrepreneurial RVT also looks at the bigger picture – they know that strategic learning has more value. Can intelligent use of CE promote a win-win-win situation, where the RVT and the practice and the animal benefit?
Budgeting can seem overwhelming but it is an exercise that is well worth it. Knowing your dollars and cents can help you be more informed when negotiating your wage with a current or prospective employer.
The OAVT has teamed up with CDMV to encourage clinics to implement a performance management process. If you have hired qualified staff, and you’ve clearly defined the practice’s vision and expectations, that’s an excellent start! Now it’s time to move on to the next step: the performance management process.
The OAVT has teamed up with CDMV to bring you important advice on how to respond to negative comments on your clinic’s Facebook page. Many RVTs are responsible for their clinic’s social media feeds, and negative reviews or comments from a client can be stressful. Learn how to handle these types of situations by going on the offensive!
The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) provides the minimum standards for most employees working in Ontario. It sets out the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in most Ontario workplaces. Click here to view the official guide.
The OAVT conducts an annual wage survey. Click here to view the results from the 2020 survey.